I honestly have to say that I don't believe I would have had the confidence to attempt a coal conversion of this magnitude without the help and support of this forum. I probably would have gone to a wood pellet stove insert or stove.
I am grateful to have found this forum and know that there is support and help from some very experienced experts if I need it. I am happy to contribute what little I can toward that spirit of honest and truthful help and assistance. The pictures will keep coming as the install progresses.
Good luck to all.